Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Festival of the Owls

     Do you love owls as much as we do? Join Humane Indiana Wildlife for a family-friendly day of wide-eyed, owl-themed fun at our 2nd Annual Festival of Owls event on October 26th from 9am to 5pm at the Porter County  4-H Building. Meet-and-greet our owl ambassadors, and be amazed as you learn about…

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Tickets On Sale for Sleepy Hollow – August 28th, 2019

 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a popular event that sells out ahead of time. So, We are posting the “Tickets On Sale Date” for our #PanoramaNOW Customers. (actual dates listed below)      Purchase your tickets at Deep River County Park from 5:30 – 7:30. The event takes place at Buckley Homestead in Lowell.…

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Improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park & Stone Lake Planned

     The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department is preparing a master plan to make improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park. The first draft of the plan is available by clicking on the link below. The public may comment on the plan through August 15 by contacting Jon Ruble at Planned Environment Associates…

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Michigan City To Expand Singing Sands Trail

     The city of Michigan City is pleased to announce the construction of a nearly 2.2 mile multi-use trail at the eastern end of the Calumet Trail.      The trail project offers connectivity for both pedestrians and bicyclists at the north end of Michigan City. This area features Lake Michigan, Washington Park & Zoo and…

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Aukiki Historical River Walk

     The Kankakee Valley Historical Society is excited to offer a new activity! The Aukiki River Walk guided tour. The tour is set for Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 10 AM with a rain date of July 28th, 2019.      This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about…

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July at Lansing Country Club!

GOLF UPDATES:      Lansing Country Club will be open to the public every Monday and Wednesday this season! Call 708-474-1590 for tee times or to check course conditions. Cost is only $25pp with a cart. All Monday & Wednesday golfers are welcome to grab a refreshment in our bar and Wednesday golfers are invited…

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Annual Eat Shop Rock Returns Sat. June 15th

The Downtown Hammond Council invites you to join us for a FAB time at the 8th Annual Eat, Shop & Rock: Browse to the Beat Fest! A celebration of the 60s, 70s, and the BEATLES on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am-7 pm! “Come Together” in Downtown Hammond for a groovy time! Take a stroll…

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Dunes Learning Center Gears Up for a Summer of Fun

    In just a few weeks, schools around northwest Indiana will be ringing their final dismissal bells. As a result, officially signifying the start of summer break.            This is a time when students anxiously await summer. During this time, the Dunes Learning Center’s staff are busy lacing up their hiking boots. In addition, they are…

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Life & Times of Amphibians

Special guest and Indiana University professor Spencer Cortwright  brings to life amphibians of the dunes as he illustrates their life cycle, habitat, identification, mating, egg-laying, and their tribulations in his powerpoint presentation. Spencer Cortwright, Professor of Biology at Indiana University Northwest, presents a slide show:  LIFE AND TIMES OF MIDWESTERN AMPHIBIANS.   Professor Cortwright teaches ecology,…

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Explore the Southshore April 27th

    The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.       This year, families will enjoy a mascot themed event, complete with visits from area mascots and a special…

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